What are personality tests?

Personality tests (of which ‘Myers Briggs’ is perhaps the best known) attempt to ‘quantify’ your personality by asking you about your feelings, thoughts and behaviours in general and specific situations.

Certain personal characteristics suit particular jobs and work environments. Through a personality test, a recruiting manager may hope to gain insights into whether your personality, attitudes and the way you like to do things would fit the role and the company culture.